A Weekend of 1sts for Jack

It was a big weekend for us, especially Jack, he would experience some new 1sts and we would look on with pride.  Especially Daddy, a proud Cornishman.  We had been looking forward to a long weekend away to Trevor’s birthplace Cornwall so that Jack could meet his Great-Nan who still lives there.  We was also looking forward to catching up with his best friend Si and his gorgeous girlfriend, Stevie.  You know who I mean… that lovely lady we all know as A Cornish Mum.

So we spent our first day at Bristol Zoo Gardens, a perfect midway point on our journey to Cornwall.  It was Jack’s first visit to a Zoo and ours to Bristol.  He absolutely loved all the animals, it was the perfect day out.  You can read more about our visit here.

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From there we went on to Bridgwater and checked-in at our hotel.  We always stay at Premier Inn wherever we go, Daddy was quick to ‘shotgun’ the single bed but I didn’t mind, it meant that I got snuggles through the night with Jack.  We spent that evening at Trevor’s sisters in Bridgwater and enjoyed a good catch-up and a beef stew.  Hmmm!

In the morning, we enjoyed a full English breakfast before heading off for Cornwall.  Thankfully, Jack slept the whole way so we didn’t have to worry about stopping.

We arrived in Cornwall for about 1pm and headed for Par Beach.  Stevie and Si met us there with the boys and armed with Cornish Pastys and doughnuts!  We dug into our Pastys and I proved amateurish by only managing half.  Jack enjoyed some of mine whilst Daddy wasn’t sharing anytime soon.  Jack made Daddy very proud indeed, he was loving it as you can see.

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The sun was on our side for sure and we was quick to let Jack tread the sand and he seemed quite fascinated by it.  Thankfully, unlike most stuff, he didn’t try to eat it.

Trevor took Jack off to the sea with the boys whilst Stevie and I followed.  I squealed a lot as I tried to avoid the crabs (ok, one tiny dead one), worm ‘poo’ and tiny pools of cold water.  I’m not sure that I’m cut out for the coast, as gorgeous as it is.

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We caught up with the boys and Jack was already ankle deep in the sea, he seemed to be enjoying himself as I looked on.  He loves the water, definitely an Aquarius baby.  There was no way I was getting in, far too cold for Mummy.

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We headed back up to our belongings and came across a dead jellyfish.  Right there was why you won’t find me in the sea.  Si was kind enough to write ‘JACK’ into the sand for that all important photo that we all love.  It took a good 10minutes for us to get a snap of him as he wasn’t having any of it and this is as good as it got.  I think the boy did good.

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The boys played tennis for a while longer on the beach whilst us girls caught up and Jack had cuddles with Aunty Stevie.  Spending the day at the beach with everyone had been lovely but it was soon time to head off.

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That evening we all gathered at Stevie’s for some more catch-up time, a little Saturday night TV (not mentioning the Rugby) and a Chinese take-away.  Good it was too!

The next day was a lovely one too, Jack finally got to meet his Great-Nan at 8mths old and it was cuddles all round.  She was keen to keep him forever but we insisted that he would need to come back to Berkshire with us.  We took Nan for a spot of Sunday Dinner at Old Kerrow Farm, which is always a treat.  Their buffet roast dinner is a big hit with the locals, and I cannot lie, I had been looking forward to it all week.  Jack slept throughout dinner so unlucky for him, he missed out.  Just before we left Jack woke up and Nan had the opportunity to show-off her Great-Grandson to friends.

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Unfortunately, the next day was forecast to be very windy and rainy so we decided to head off early to return home.  The weekend had been fantastic and Jack took all of his 1st’s in his stride.  We managed to get together with some great friends, had some lovely family time and Jack got to meet his Great-Nan at last.

We’ll be back soon Cornwall, it was a pleasure!

Lisa x

 

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    chloelifeunexpected
    October 18, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    hahaha worm poo! My dad used to tell me the squiggly lumps in the sand was worm poo too. I used to think it was real worms. The jelly fish can definitely be scary! But I hope you loved your time on the beach despite that. Hooray to Jack having lots of 1st’s and getting to meet his Great-Nan. What a proud moment. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay in Cornwall and got to see Si and Stevie. It sounds like it was such a lovely break. Thank you so, so much for linking this to #whatevertheweather. xx

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Oh yes, we loved the beach anyhow 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! danger

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    helen gandy
    October 16, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Oh he is just too cute, lovely pictures and you look you had such a wonderful time away. Thanks for linking up and the support as always for the #bestandworst see you next week! xx

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    October 15, 2015 at 7:57 am

    What a lovely trip away and I love the photos of Jack on the beach and with his Great-Nan. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and that Jack really enjoyed himself 🙂

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    Jenny
    October 14, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Aww, an amazing weekend! Jack is looking very grown up playing the water and eating his first cornish pasty! I love the photos of him with his nan, it’s great to know he’s now had a chance to meet her. And lucky you spending time with Stevie, she is definitely a lovely person and I can imagine that she’s just as nice in person as over the internet! Lol at the crab, jellyfish and ‘worm poo’!
    Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      See now this is where you are wrong – Stevie is the one who was teasing me about the worm poo! So shes not so nice after all! 😉 Thanks for visiting our post Jenny xx

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        acornishmum
        October 17, 2015 at 1:14 pm

        Sorry it was too hard to resist 0:) xx

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      acornishmum
      October 17, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      aw thank you Jenny :))) I am lovely, ignore Lisa 😉 mwah ha ha xx

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    Heart of a Philanthropist Blogger Kim
    October 14, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Jack is such a doll! I love this post and what a pretty butterfly!

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    MidwifeandLife
    October 14, 2015 at 10:10 am

    What a fabulous week of firsts! Little Jack is so cute. Mine is experimenting with food too but he’s yet to try a Cornish pasty, will have to rectify that soon! #bestandworst

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 16, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      ahh thank you very much! He loved his pasty alright, he was digging right in! Thanks for visiting xx

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    confessionsofanaggingmother
    October 14, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Awww it looked like you all had a fab time! It looks stunning! Gorgeous pictures 🙂

    #bestandworst

    Gemma xx

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    acornishmum
    October 9, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks for linking this up to #PicknMix lovely :))) xx

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    Picking Up Toys
    October 9, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Ah this is so lovely!Stevie must be totally feeling the love from us lot 🙂 I love the pic of Trevor and Jack by the sea,something really peaceful and sweet about it.Thank God there’s no speedo pics here 😉 xx #picknmix

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      haha – I would have killed him if he took speedos! Trouble is, that’s the sort of thing he’d do. Yeh I love that photo too! Stevie got some of them for me, my camera is poo! xx

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      acornishmum
      October 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      You’ve all had me blushing like crazy recently 😉 Always appreciated though lovely, I really have the best bloggy friends 🙂 Stevie xx

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    mummuddlingthrough
    October 9, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I don’t know why it feels so funny seeing two bloggers I know (?), like, follow doing real life things together?!
    looks like a lovely weekend…bet the captain (son not husband) loved all the attention and being by the beautiful Cornish coast. #picknmix

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 10, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      We try to get together at least twice each year so its nice. They came down to us in April / May time. Jack definitely loved the sand, think he liked the pasty more 😉 xx

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        acornishmum
        October 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm

        I keep telling you we come ‘up’ to you ha 😉 😉 ;P xx

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    acornishmum
    October 8, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I’m soooo going to convince you all to move down one day 😉 We loved having you down, and I love Jack cuddles even if he does save all his smiles for Si – the cheek! Oh and by the way it wasn’t worm poo….I may have just been winding you up …. 0;) Stevie danger

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      theloveofacaptain
      October 9, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Haha im a massive wimp but that big worm Si found was ENORMOUS! WTF! Yeh what a cheek, its the same for me hun. Im with him all day and when Trev gets home its all smiles! boo hiss! xx

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